General Question for the Week of May 15, 2017

General Compliance Question of the Week


When is the last program year for the PQRS?


The last program year for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) was 2016, and it has been replaced by the Merit-based incentive Payment System (MIPS) under the new Quality Payment Program (QPP). The final data submission period for reporting 2016 PQRS quality data to avoid the 2018 PQRS downward payment adjustment was January through March 2017. The first MIPS performance period is January through December 2017. For details about the QPP, go to

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